Thursday, 27 May 2010
Just a final call for all those in the Carribbean coast of Colombia this weekend, to come on down to the Patio Tropical at the Alianza Francesa for PROPAGANDA. I will be playing from 12.30am - 2am. Because of the elections, it looks like it will be LEY SECA (ie. no alcohol). However, I'm told by reliable sources that this has made little difference in previous years, and you could always slip a hippy of Ron Medellin in the boxers, the security aren't all that demanding. The Resident Advisor link for the event can be found here.
Monday, 24 May 2010
On Saturday morning after spending the night at Barranquilla's trashiest gay nightspot, I had the pleasure of interviewing Yoani Sanchez, a Cuban blogger who was named by Time as one of the most influential people in the world, and praised by Barack Obama for revealing from within the harsh realities of life in Communist Cuba. The article is in Spanish and I won't be translating, but please endeavour with it, I'm kind of proud of it. Read it here.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Here's a mix from a good friend, and school buddy of Wunderkind collaborator Gringo, Crimson Fridge. Mixed by DJ Dangerous, and currently being spun on the streets of Frankfurt and Belgrade, expect tough gangster rap with melifluous hooks, and winnowy instrumentals. The mix, including cover art, can be downloaded here.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Just a quick heads up for a party I'm playing at here in Barranquilla in just over a week's time. The party is called Propaganda, and I'm closing it out from 12.30am - 2am. If ANYONE happens to be in the area, the party is at the Alianza Francesa, on Friday 28th May. It kicks off at 9.30pm, and its FREE! More information can be found here.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
I'm not entirely sure how one manages to catch a cold when the average daytime temperature hovers somewhere in the mid-30s, but somehow I managed it. Aside from watching BBC News non-stop, I've also been reliving some wonderful past Troja memories. Having been a total of 5 times now, I really can't express how much I love that place. On Friday, I was accosted by the owner who thanked me for my article, told me our table was drinking free all night long, and then dragged me behind the mic and presented me to the public, a truly nerve-shattering experience. This Joe Cuba track gets dropped every time I'm there. There's also a 'Jibaro Soy' version sung by an 8 year old child that I've been trying to track down but can't find anywhere. I've never heard the Son de Baloy there, but I have liked it a long time, and it never fails to cheer me up, even if it can't help clear this godawful cold.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend in Valledupar for the Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata recently, and I thought I would post one of the articles I wrote for the paper on it. I'm not going to bother translating it as they'll be more to read on it shortly, but for those keen to practice their Spanish, it can be read here.